Police ID Man Whose Body Was Found Near Windsor Boat Launch

A man’s body was found on a sandbar on the Connecticut River in Windsor on Friday morning and police have identified him as Lester H. Eldridge Jr., 56, of Longmeadow, Massachusetts.  

Windsor police said they responded to the area of the Bissell Bridge Boat Launch at 8:10 a.m., then police and the Windsor Fire Department found Eldridge's body after launching a boat in the Connecticut River from East Barber Street.

Eldridge dissapeared on May 14 from the area of South Street Bridge in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Massachusetts State Police and the office of the chief medical examiner here in Connecticut are investigating.

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